JaMarcus Russell is thin! (sort of)

Few have ever questioned JaMarcus Russell's talent and ability. Instead, it's always been about his approach to the game and his work ethic. That's why Russell didn't cut it in Oakland and was out of football only three years after he was drafted first overall. 

But Russell seems to have his head on straight as he makes an aggressive, public attempt at a comeback four years after being cast aside by the Raiders. 

With Bleacher Report following him stride for stride to document the noble effort, Russell managed to shed 50 pounds to return to his rookie weight of 265 in just a few short months. 

Despite some mild interest, he's yet to find a job. But maybe this recent shot of the 265-pound 27-year-old will help his case:

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Brad Gagnon

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at theScore.com, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at CBSSports.com, Deadspin, FoxSports.com, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.